Dr Stephen Martin
|21st Speaker of the Australian House of Representatives|
4 May 1993 –29 January 1996
|Prime Minister||Paul Keating|
|Preceded by||Leo McLeay|
|Succeeded by||Bob Halverson|
|Member of the Australian Parliament |
13 March 1993 –16 August 2002
|Preceded by||Stewart West|
|Succeeded by||Michael Organ|
|Member of the Australian Parliament |
1 December 1984 –13 March 1993
|Preceded by||Colin Hollis|
|Succeeded by||Chris Haviland|
Stephen Paul Martin
24 June 1948
Wollongong, New South Wales
|Political party||Australian Labor Party|
|Occupation||Politician, teacher, lecturer, rugby league referee|
Stephen Paul Martin (born 24 June 1948) is a former Australian politician, senior academic and rugby league referee. He served as an Australian Labor Party (ALP) member of the Australian House of Representatives for the seat of Macarthur, south west of Sydney, from 1984–1993; and, following redistribution, represented Cunningham from 1993 until his resignation in 2002. Martin was the Chief Executive of the Committee for Economic Development of Australia (CEDA) from January 2011 until his retirement in April 2017.
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The Division of Macarthur is an Australian electoral division in the state of New South Wales. The division is named after John Macarthur and his wife Elizabeth, who were both pioneers of Australia's wool industry. The main products and work in the electorate are in the fruit and vegetable production, lucerne and fodder crops, wine, dairy cattle and horse-breeding.
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Martin was born in Wollongong, New South Wales and received a BA at the Australian National University, an MA at the University of Alberta, a Master of Town and Country Planning at the University of Sydney, a Diploma of Education at the University of New South Wales and a PhD at the University of Wollongong. Prior to entering parliament, Martin served as a high school teacher with the New South Wales Department of Education, a lecturer at the University of Wollongong, and a Town Planner with the NSW Department of Environment and Planning serving as Regional Manager for the Macarthur Region. He also served as an Alderman on Wollongong City Council from 1983–1985.
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Martin had a successful career as a rugby league referee and administrator.
In 1984 Martin refereed the Illawarra Rugby League first grade grand final,a feat that was subsequently acknowledged in Hansard. Martin was also the Referees' Association Treasurer in 1979–80 and Secretary in 1981–82.
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Martin subsequently became a director of the Illawarra Steelers. He resigned from the board of directors in 1995 in protest of the club's refusal to open talks with News Limited during the Super League War and the sacking of coach Graham Murray.
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During his time as Speaker, he became the first Speaker to be given the power to suspend a member of the House for one hour without a vote by House members.
Martin resigned on 16 August 2002 causing a by-election which was subsequently won by Michael Organ running for the Australian Greens.
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After a period as President of the University of Wollongong campus in Dubai, Martin took the position of Pro Vice-Chancellor (International) at Victoria University in Melbourne in January 2005. [ citation needed ]His major contributions were to transform Victoria University's international operations and to create Victoria University International (VUI) as a unit of the University.
In March 2008 Martin became Deputy Vice Chancellor (Strategy and Planning) at Curtin University of Technology in Perth. In April 2009 he took up the position of Senior Consultant with the Slade Group in Melbourne.
In June 2010, Martin joined the Southern Cross University Graduate College of Management in the role of Professor of Business Research and director of the Doctor of Business Administration (DBA) programand left in November 2010.
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|Parliament of Australia|
| Member for Macarthur |
| Member for Cunningham |
| Speaker of the Australian House of Representatives |